Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ultimate "M&M's" Cookies


1 c (2 sticks) butter softened
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 c all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 12oz pkg "M&M's" semi-sweet or milk chocolate mini baking bits
3/4 c chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. blend in creamed mixture. Stir in "M&M's" mini baking bits adn nuts. If using. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-13 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned and centers are still soft. Do not overbake. Cool one minute on cookie sheet; cool completely on wire racks. Store in tightly covered container.

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